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How online shopping site Zalora chooses brands

MANILA – Online shoppers can find some of the biggest fashion brands like Nike, Levi’s and Ray-Ban on online retailer Zalora. But how does Zalora determine which brands and specific products are sold on the site?

Samsung Electronics staff fear the chop in annual reshuffle

SEOUL - Insiders say staff at Samsung Electronics have never been so anxious ahead of the annual reshuffle, as a weak smartphone performance and its worst earnings in three years are expected to cost many jobs.

Twitter to start tracking users' mobile apps

NEW YORK - Twitter Inc will begin tracking what third-party apps are installed on users' mobile devices so the social media company can deliver more tailored content, including ads, the company said late on Wednesday.

EU lawmakers urge regulators to break up Google

European Union lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a motion on Thursday urging anti-trust regulators to break up Google, the latest setback for the world's most popular Internet search engine.

Why Uber suspended operations in Nevada

Ridesharing company Uber suspended its operations in the U.S. state of Nevada late on Wednesday in a setback that it said would cost nearly 1,000 jobs.

Behind Google's Europe woes, American accents

BRUSSELS - When EU politicians call for the break-up of Google, it can sound like sour grapes, the anti-American backlash of an ageing Europe envious, and fearful, of the wealth and growing power of young U.S. tech giants.

How 'viralnihan' is bridging gap between young, old Pinoys

MANILA – Millennials, or those aged 18 to 35 years old, have certain similarities in various areas with those aged between 36 to 60, a study by Y&R Advertising showed.

EU watchdogs to apply 'right to be forgotten' rule on Web worldwide

BRUSSELS - European privacy regulators want Internet search engines such as Google and Microsoft's Bing to scrub results globally, not just in Europe, when people invoke their "right to be forgotten" as ruled by an EU court.

Uber CEO must turn over emails in gratuity lawsuit

OAKLAND, Calif. - Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick must disclose some of his emails to plaintiff lawyers in a lawsuit accusing the car service of misleading customers about how it shares gratuities with drivers, a U.S. judge said on Wednesday.

Spotify turns up volume as losses fall

STOCKHOLM - The world's biggest music streaming service, Spotify, announced Tuesday its revenue grew by 74 percent in 2013 while net losses shrank by one third, in a year of spectacular expansion.